Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-Graduate level

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Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 423521) Department of Chemistry, An-Najah N. University, Nablus, West Bank, Palestine Pre-requisite: UG Coordination compounds (23322) or equivalent. Attendance: Mandatory Lectures: 3 lectures a week Level: M.Sc. students Course Description: A 3-lecture, compulsory course that is given to students at the beginning of their enrollment to the graduate school (M.Sc. level) in chemistry. The course bridges new graduate students with their basic chemistry backgrounds. The course treats molecular spectroscopy in depth including absorption spectra and electron spin spectra. Periodicity of the elements, with special focus on lanthanides and actinides, is rigorously treated. Inorganic Solids (including theory, characterization and application in photo-voltaics and photo-electrochemistry) are rigorously treated. Students are expected to participate in presenting their own presentations. Objectives: This course will enable students to master their earlier basic studies (Coordination Compounds, Crystal Field Theory, Molecular orbital Theory, etc.) together with new added concepts (Bonding and structure in Solid States such as Band Theory, advanced characterization techniques) to deal with advanced inorganic chemistry topics at the graduate level collectively in an interconnected comprehensive approach. The student will then be able to apply such basic and theoretical skills in understanding and developing contemporary materials technologies. The student will apply his/her own understanding and vision in critically analyzing current advanced technologies. Course Outline: Entry Topic Reference 1 Introductory remarks General and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry textbooks, such as: 1) B. Douglas et al. 2) 2) J. E. Huheey 3) David Nicholls, 3 Lectures 2 Periodic Table Continued (Lanthanides and Actinide) 1) Huheey , 2) Online new sources 8 Lectures 3 Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy for Coordination Compounds General & advanced Inorganic Chemistry textbooks, such as: 1) B. Douglas et al. , 2) 2) J.E. Huheey David Nicholls, 7 Lectures 4 ESR , NMR, Mass Spec ((Ebsworth)) Ebsworth ; Russel Drago 7 Lectures 5 Inorganic Solids: Including theories of bonding & structure Modern Applications updated On-line sources. 9 Lectures 6 1st Hr. Test 1 Lecture 7 2nd Hr. Test* 1 Lecture 8 Final Exam 2 Lectures 3 Student Participation: Not to be included in the written Exams. This part includes but not limited to Advanced Characterization Techniques (XRD, Mossbauer, AFM, SEM, TEM, XPS & Auger, Rutherford Back Scattering, Mass Spectra & SIMS, BET, LEED, FTIR & Raman Scattering, … , etc. Each student is expected to present on a certain topic for 30-50 min. The presentation must be based on tertiary and at least 2 primary sources. No Copy and Paste practices are allowed. The student must read and rewrite own language in his/her presentation. The student must also submit written material after the presentation. Power point presentations are preferred. Specialty and advanced inorganic chemistry books, such as: 1) Ebsworth, Rankin & Craddock 2) Russel Drago, Physical Methods 3) On-line sources & Journals 4) Inorganic Chemistry journals 10 Lectures (student Participation)* 9 Total Lectures 48 Lectures *Student participation: Each student must arrange with teacher the date of his/her presentation. Students can start presenting as early as the end of the second week. Expected Learning Outcomes: After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to: 1) Expand own mastering of periodic table to include lanthanides and actinides. 2) Use advanced spectroscopic techniques in predicting structures of inorganic compounds 3) Use earlier knowledge of inorganic chemistry in understanding modern materials technology and applications. 4) Master own background (theories of bonding, spectroscopy, analysis techniques) to understand modern advanced materials (basics, characterization and applications). 5) Use modern inorganic literature to bring out new ideas for own research Evaluation: 1) 1st Exam 20% 2) 2nd Exam 20% 3) Final Practical (including student participation) 20% 4) Final (Theory) 50% ------------------------------------------- Total 100% References: 1) B. Douglas, D. McDaniel, and J. Alexander, Concepts And Models of Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Ed., J. Wiley, N.Y., 1994. 2) J. E. Huhhey, Inorganic Chemistry, Latest editions, Harper & Row. 3) F.A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, J. Wiley. 4) David Nicholls, Complexes and 1st Raw Transition Metal Elements, Macmillan, London. 5) Ebsworth, Rankin & Craddock, Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, Blackwell scientific Publ., Oxford, 6) Russell Drago, Physical Methods for Chemists, 2nd Ed., Saunders. 7) Russell Drago, Physical Methods in Inroganic Chemistry, International Student edition, 8) Other primary sources: Inorganic Chemistry Journals and Reviews 9) Online sources: Inorganic Chemistry Journals and Reviews Updated: Jan. 2013 Professor H. S. Hilal, Ph.D. Office: 14F1310 + 14F1670 Tel. ext. 2385 + 3420 and